Author: Nina Bawden
I like writing for children. It seems to me that most people underestimate their understanding and the strength of their feelings and in my books for them I try to put this right.
I wanted to be a war reporter - scrabbling around, exposing things. I didn't want to go to university, I wanted to get a job, but Auntie Beryl said I should go to Oxford.
People who don't read seem to me mysterious. I don't know how they think or learn about other people. Novels are a very important part of our education.